Charles Burney in Brescia - 26 July, 1770
from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, pages 64-5:
The singer next room to ours is I find the castrate Luini […] He is a native of Brescia – was welcomed home by a band of music at the inn, the night of his arrival, and by another the night before his and our departure, consisting of 2 violins, a mandolin, French horn, trumpet and violoncello – and tho’ in the dark and by memory they played long concertos with solo parts for mandolin. I was surprised at the memory of these performers – in that it was excellent street music and such as we are not accustomed to: but ours is not a climate for serenades.
Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 64-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444142079540 accessed: 18 January, 2022
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|Date/Time||26 July, 1770|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|